Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi over CBI row during roadshow in Rajasthan

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: Amar Ujala

Rahul Gandhi meeting Supporters on his Roadshow from Jhalawar to Kota.
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On Wednesday, while addressing a public rally in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district, the home turf of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Congress President Rahul Gandhi targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the CBI row alleging that CBI Director Alok Verma was removed because the agency was raising questions over the Rafale deal and added that Verma had asked for documents of the fighter jet deal. He also alleged that Mehul Choksi deposited money in the bank account of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s daughter.

Rahul Gandhi said the prime minister sought votes saying he wanted to become the ‘chowkidar’ of the country but “the ‘chowkidar’ committed ‘theft’.

On a poll campaign in Rajasthan ahead of the upcoming December 7 assembly elections, Rahul also went on a 100-km road show from Jhalawar to Kota, addressing meetings on the way. In Jhalawar, the Congress chief said the prime minister did not waive a single rupee debt of farmers, but he wrote off bad loans worth Rs. 3.5 lakh crore of top 15 businessmen of the country. Pointing towards reporters covering the road show, Gandhi asked them to write truthfully without fear, saying “the truth cannot be suppressed”. At Kota, Rahul Gandhi asked the people to press the EVM button rather than applauding his speeches.

He will be addressing a state-level convention of Mahila Congress at Kota and a public rally in Sikar in Rajasthan on Thursday.